Painting a house isn’t just about the paint quality but what tools you use. Investing in the right brushes and rollers can get the job done faster, with higher-quality coverage and a better finish.

How to Choose the Right PaintBrush:

There are a few things to remember when choosing the right paintbrush. A good quality paint brush will get you a professional quality finish. One of the key mistakes people make when choosing paint brushes is using the wrong type of brush – You need to consider the type of paint you will apply.

The best brush for water-based paints is synthetic bristle, nylon, or polyester. Natural bristle brushes are better suited to oil-based paints. Using natural bristle brushes with water-based paints, the natural fibers absorb the water, causing them to swell and quickly lose shape. The handle of your paintbrush will be a matter of personal preference.

Paint Brushes :

Paint Brushes

Selecting the right brush depends on the type of paint you’re using and the surface size you’ll be painting. Using a variety of brushes throughout different areas of space will ensure a clean and crisp application.

Paint Brush Bristle Types:

Natural bristle brushes with animal hairs apply oil-based paints, varnishes, shellac, polyurethane, and other finishes. These brushes’ natural “flagging” (splitting or fuzzy tips) establish split ends in the bristles that hold more paint and help ensure a flat paint release and finish.

Blended nylon/polyester brushes are smooth to clean and work well with all latex paints. The combo of nylon’s durability and polyester’s shape retention marks a high-quality brush that produces a high-quality paint finish. 

These durable paint brushes are built to handle numerous projects. So, with accurate care, nylon/polyester brushes should last years.

Polyester brushes are best for latex paints. These brushes grip their shape and stiffness in any paint and paste paint easily and evenly.

Brush Sizes : 

High paintbrushes are available in widths from 1 to 4 inches. The size you select is up to you, but a better rule of thumb is:

Brush End Types:

Chisel trim brushes have slanted bristles that produce a straight line for trimming in corners and edges.

Square trim brushes have bristles cut square and are used primarily for applying paint over flat areas.

Angled brushes have bristles cut to make applying paint to window trim easier.

Brush Bristle Styles:

Thin angle sashes have slanted bristles, and a thin profile produces a straight line for trimming corners and edges.

Angle sashes feature slanted bristles and holds more paint than their thin counterpart. It is good for cutting in at the ceiling or painting trim.

Flat sashes have straight-across bristles and are used primarily for applying paint over flat areas.

Trim is a flat brush excellent for painting large flat surfaces, especially exterior siding.

A wall is a thick, flat brush that holds a larger amount of paint. Excellent for painting larger surface areas.

Paint Roller Covers : 

paint roller and burshes

Rollers can paint large, flat surfaces faster than a brush. High-quality Roller Covers are available in different types of fabric (synthetic, natural, or blend) to like the type of paint used and in many pile depths appropriate for different surfaces.

Tip: When painting in smaller, tighter, or hard-to-reach spaces, use a 4″ wide mini-roller.

Roller Cover Fabric Types :

Synthetic covers (nylon, dacron, or polyester) are ideal for most latex paints.

Natural covers (mohair or sheepskin) should be used with oil-based paints. If used with latex paints, the water in the paint may swell the fibers, causing them to become matted.

Blended covers (polyester/wool blend) combine the extra pickup of wool with polyester for longer life. They can be used with all paints.

Roller Cover Pile bottom

The pile bottom refers to the thickness of the roller cover’s fiber nap. Choosing the right pile depth for the surface you’re painting is essential. We offer six pile depths to meet almost any painting project:

Use a thinner nap of ¼” or ⅜” when painting a smooth or slightly textured surface.

Use a thicker nap of ½” or more when:

Thicker naps grip more paint to increase more evenly and reach deeply into these areas.

Do you need help from the most proficient painters that you can trust? At Melbourne Meggycopainting, we have many years of experience in the industry. You can rely on us to perform an exceptional painting job while treating your home with the highest respect. Contact us today

(045) 071 2009 to learn how we can help to provide you with top-notch painting services for your home.

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